Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Snoqualmie with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful waterfall and the river is really nice to hang out by after hiking. If you have a baby I definitely recommend baby carrying, the trail is too rocky and steep for a stroller. The hills walking back are steep and a little difficult but it’s a great walk.

Massive waterfall, excellent views from several lookout points. Rest on rocks at base of falls trail on the river’s edge. Steep incline trek to the top. Saw all ages and skill type hiking. Dogs welcome, but be sure to bring them plenty of water! Clean restrooms located at both trailheads. Very busy, but people were courteous in sharing viewpoint spaces.

15 days ago

The falls are spectacular. We parked across the street and walked across the bridge to view the falls from the top. It’s pretty crowded but this is a wonder of nature that you must see. We hiked to the bottom and the view is so much better. There are two flat level sections on the hike as the trail crosses the power lines. But the rest of the trail is very steep. I recommend doing it in reverse. Park at the lower section and hike up to see the upper view while your legs are still fresh. Then hike to the lower level and spend the rest of your time on the river. Pack a lunch and eat it by the river! Don’t miss the separate lower section to view the falls on the boardwalk too. We did not visit the visitor center.

Beautiful view a must see the trail was great to do.

on Snoqualmie Falls Trail

22 days ago

It was an easy hike to see the falls.

Absolutely beautiful trail! You see the best views at the top but it’s also a nice hike down to the bottom. Pretty steep coming back up but totally manageable! Only takes about 10 minutes! Get there early or it will be very crowded!!

nature trips
25 days ago

Wonderful views of the waterfall, wish we could get closer at the bottom. Went on a Friday, still busy, but got plenty of open area for good views. Our kids 7,4 complained about the hike back up.

Don’t try to go on a sunny day. You’ll have to fight to the death for a parking spot.

Beautiful, majestic, powerful and breathtaking are just a few words that come to mind when I first viewed this waterfall. The trail is fairly easy trail, I recommend doing it in reverse though. Drive down to the bottom and walk up to the top. It will be a way easier walk back to the car because it will be downhill. This is the number one waterfall I take all my family to when they come out to visit. If you want to skip the hike then park at the top and walk across the bridge; you can view the falls that way too. The bottom view is so much better and you can sit along the rocks down stream; yes it sucks we can’t get closer but it’s for our safely, for sure.

Way too many tourists. Way too crowded. can't get close enough to the falls. Not worth the time or effort.

Beautiful falls; a better view at the upper falls than the lower viewing point. Plant types are marked along the way.

1 month ago

Was super crowded when I went but still an awesome view!

1 month ago

Very enjoyable hike. The trail gets a little overgrown in a few spots, but for the most part ver well maintained. Great incline.... no switchbacks. Just in and out trail. The actual overlook isn’t jaw dropping, but very pretty vista views through some tree tops. Picnic table and a couple of benches at the overlook area. We got to the destination by 7:30 on a Sunday and we were one of maybe ten other cars and when we left at 9:30 the lot was completely full along with two overflow areas. New-ish bike trails here, so it appeared that most cars were bikers.

1 month ago

Nice paved path to walk. You can extend your walk to visit Snoqualmie Falls and on your way back, stop in town for coffee, or dinner at one of the restaurants. There is also a great wine bar in town!

1 month ago

5/26/2018 (Saturday) - This small park is not for hiking but for view seeing. It provides a nice view of around 160 degrees to enjoy peak and mountains far and new in a fine afternoon to the direction of east and north. From here we take a slow walk up to the "popular" Stan's Overlook where the view is diminished year by year by the growing trees. The parking lot is more than full because of the coming numerous mountain bikers for the use of the new biking route. The hiking traffic on the old trail remains light on this long weekend Saturday.

Upper views are awesome but if you go down the trail and the gate is open then the view is even better.

Thus place is beautiful year round, but if you can make it during spring runoff you'll be treated with a wonderful sight.

Good little hike, very short. The viewing area is good for strollers, but DO NOT try to walk the trail with one! It was painful watching people try to do that through the dirt and gravel. Went on the weekend and it was insanely crowded. Took us about 20 minutes to even find a parking lot. The trail down and back was busy, but not overbearing, unfortunately most people were there just to park and cross a bridge to see the falls, so we barely got a glimpse of the water at the bottom because there were too many people.

beautiful & easy trail

2 months ago

I definitely recommend using the lower lot on Fish Hatchery Rd. It is free, there are always spots and you can easily reach the trails for the falls. The path to the upper falls are up hill with a fairly steep grade but much better to do it on the way up to see the top rather than head down and then make the trek back up to your car. It is fairly busy and the trail has plenty of people. My dog loved meeting all the people and other dogs too.

Quick stop on the way to Seattle.

2 months ago

Not too long. Something you could do with younger kids. A little steep at parts

scenic driving
3 months ago

I did not go down to the falls but the view up top was breathtaking. This is one of the most beautiful falls I’ve seen.

3 months ago

Beautiful trail and views! Love this waterfall just 40 minutes outside of Seattle!!

trail running
4 months ago

good trail training

Amazing sight, I went around 7 and pretty much had the park to myself.

6 months ago

Nice hike, beautiful views..Great for all skill levels. Several trail signs. Not very many people on the trail for a Monday afternoon

The falls were beautiful!! Wasn’t able to hike the trail. Rainey day with a 3 year old in tow.

The main Trail was closed down but the views from the main area was great! Wish the Trail was open though.

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